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  Topic: Bug will not stay on after motor was pulled.
Tdog71

Replies: 3
Views: 551

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:02 pm   Subject: Bug will not stay on after motor was pulled.
I am going thru this same problem as I pulled my motor to redo the transmission. My motor sat on the garage floor for a couple months. I redid the timing, rebuilt the carb and replaced the fuel pump ...
  Topic: Normal while jacked up?
Tdog71

Replies: 20
Views: 2184

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:53 pm   Subject: Normal while jacked up?
If you have a swing axle, which you do, and they don't sag like that when lifted then you have a problem.
Welcome to the family. Nice ride
  Topic: Need formula for L240 Agave green.
Tdog71

Replies: 9
Views: 2938

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:24 pm   Subject: Need formula for L240 Agave green.
Thanks for replies. I have gone to 3 auto paint stores and the cross reference you mention isn't happening. It appears their manuals don't go back that far, and google isn't helping either. It looks l ...
  Topic: What electric fuel pump to run on a dualport 1600
Tdog71

Replies: 22
Views: 3681

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:14 pm   Subject: What electric fuel pump to run on a dualport 1600
Probably not what you want to hear, but I yanked out my electrical fuel pump setup due to noise. I went back to mechanical and love it.
  Topic: Need formula for L240 Agave green.
Tdog71

Replies: 9
Views: 2938

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:56 pm   Subject: Need formula for L240 Agave green.
Thanks for reply, but you did not answer the question.
  Topic: Need formula for L240 Agave green.
Tdog71

Replies: 9
Views: 2938

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:14 am   Subject: Need formula for L240 Agave green.
I need the formula for L240. I went to NAPA paint store and they would need formula in Sherwin Williams or Martin sr. Thanks friends
  Topic: Strange wire going out from the pan near the rear right axle
Tdog71

Replies: 7
Views: 870

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:12 am   Subject: Strange wire going out from the pan near the rear right axle
Heat exchanger cable. Attaches to the heat exchanger flap on your heater box. The cable should move when you pull your lever between your front seats.
  Topic: How to prep door for painting
Tdog71

Replies: 2
Views: 847

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:19 am   Subject: How to prep door for painting
I have doors off car with panels off (67). I have an air sander that I plan on using to grind off the old paint and rust. Should I remove the glass ? How do you remove the chrome trim on the doors win ...
  Topic: '61 Welded Muffler - Can this be saved?
Tdog71

Replies: 4
Views: 748

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:18 pm   Subject: '61 Welded Muffler - Can this be saved?
Own a reciprocating saw ? Cut it and move on. Buy what you cannot save.
  Topic: gray residue on carburetor after soak
Tdog71

Replies: 9
Views: 1600

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:05 pm   Subject: gray residue on carburetor after soak
Carb soda blasting...



This worked exactly as described. I am very pleased. many thanks !
  Topic: gray residue on carburetor after soak
Tdog71

Replies: 9
Views: 1600

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:42 am   Subject: gray residue on carburetor after soak
Carb soda blasting...



This is brilliant !
Going to try this today. Thank you.
  Topic: gray residue on carburetor after soak
Tdog71

Replies: 9
Views: 1600

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:58 pm   Subject: gray residue on carburetor after soak
Indeed. It seems now that it dried it does not rub off hardly at all. When wet it was messy, and now the carburettor is a cloudy, dull color.
This Is an original German Solex 34 PICT, so not sure w ...
  Topic: gray residue on carburetor after soak
Tdog71

Replies: 9
Views: 1600

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:48 pm   Subject: gray residue on carburetor after soak
I soaked my Solex 34 PICT in Berrymans chem dip for 26 hours and when I removed it, I have a gray residue on it. It looks like the same color as the carburetor, and rubs off easily and makes a mess wh ...
  Topic: carb problem?
Tdog71

Replies: 5
Views: 553

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:53 am   Subject: carb problem?
The carb has already been rebuilt and I have to use gasket sealant or I will continue to have a major air leak. Im also pretty sure I didnt reverse any fuel lines because I only disconnected the end t ...
  Topic: carb problem?
Tdog71

Replies: 5
Views: 553

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:55 am   Subject: carb problem?
I would take the carb off and completely rebuild it. Soak it in Chem-dip, rinse and blow out passages with compressed air. When putting back together, avoid using any gasket sealant. Its too risky and ...
  Topic: Carb linkage question
Tdog71

Replies: 8
Views: 880

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:47 am   Subject: Carb linkage question
Thanks you! I will go ahead and give that a shot. What about the throttle cable? Will a short one be necessary?

trim it
  Topic: Engine idle problems
Tdog71

Replies: 4
Views: 569

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:21 pm   Subject: Engine idle problems
I am thinking carb and/fuel pump. You mentioned sediment in the carburetor. I rebuilt the 34 about 3 thousand miles ago. Sitting out of car for 2 months would cause sediments ? I would imagine all the ...
  Topic: Engine idle problems
Tdog71

Replies: 4
Views: 569

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:25 pm   Subject: Engine idle problems
My 1776 with a 34 pict 3 ran great until I pulled the motor to replace the transaxle in my 67. The motor sat on the floor of my garage for 8 weeks. When I put it back in, the motor has an idle problem ...
  Topic: 67 shifting problem
Tdog71

Replies: 11
Views: 1173

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:15 pm   Subject: 67 shifting problem
Here ya go..

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=203971&highlight=shifter+plate

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=494939&highlight=shift+plate

Yes you coul ...
  Topic: 67 shifting problem
Tdog71

Replies: 11
Views: 1173

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:36 am   Subject: 67 shifting problem
I have another stock shifter, but not sure of the year. It's a straight rod, where the current one is a thinner slightly curved one. Will a stock 71-74 shifter fit a 67 ? Also, you mentioned incorrect ...
 
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